Devotion by Ros Barber

Devotion is one of those books I’m smugly satisfied with – AKA a book I requested for purchase by my library, and a book they subsequently purchased. I have an effect on the world!

Unfortunately I may have done my work a little too well – the novel already has five more people waiting on the hold list, and I’m not sure I’m going to get to it before it has to go back to the library. Foiled by my own success!

But what’s not to like? It has one of the most intriguing premises I’ve heard in a long time: in a world where religion is considered an addiction and faith a mental illness, what is the power of God over man? And how? Is religion really an addiction or a mental illness? Is it a virus? Or is it a way to better yourself?

Talk about real-world issues put in a dystopian future. Move over, Handmaid’s Tale. 

 

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